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Stepson of R & B Star Usher Declared Brain Dead After Atlanta Jet-Ski Accident

By Kelly Balamuth on July 11, 2012

As reported by MTV.com, the 11-year-old stepson of recording superstar Usher Raymond was critically injured in a jet-ski collision in Atlanta and suffered a serious brain injury. Reports indicate that the 11-year-old, the son of Usher’s ex-wife Tameka Foster, and a friend were floating in inner tubes, which were being pulled by a boat, on Lake Lanier in Atlanta when they were struck by a 38-year-old man on a jet-ski. The 11-year-old was unresponsive when he was taken out of the water and was airlifted to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston. The friend, a 15-year-old girl, was treated for a cut on the head and a broken arm.

Following this tragic accident, doctors have now pronounced the 11-year-old brain dead as he has not experienced any brain activity since he was admitted to the hospital. According to a report in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources has said that alcohol does not appear to have been a factor in the aquatic collision. The report also notes that the man on the jet-ski and the 11-year-old were part of the same group who were out on the lake excursion.

Raymond and Foster have two children together, ages three and four. The two were married in 2007 but divorced in 2009. The 11-year-old victim in this case is one of two sons Foster had with Atlanta clothier Ryan Glover. Celebrities have already taken to Twitter to express their sympathies in an outpouring of support for both the recording star and Foster.

A traumatic brain injury can have a wide range of physical and psychological effects, and is certainly one of the more serious injuries a person can suffer as it can permanently impact a person’s life. If you have suffered a brain injury in an accident caused by another party, contact a knowledgeable Walnut Creek brain injury attorney at Balamuth Law to see how we can aid you in your recovery and your search for compensation. Please call (888) 254-1234 for a complimentary consultation regarding your situation.

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